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In Sweden's Arctic, global warming threatens reindeer herds  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Thick reindeer fur boots and a fur hat covering most of his face shielded Niila Inga from minus 20-degree Celsius (minus 4-degree Fahrenheit) winds as he raced his snowmobile up to a... more
Toxic bushfire haze blankets eastern Australia  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Toxic haze blanketed Sydney Tuesday triggering a chorus of smoke alarms to ring across the city, as "severe" weather conditions fuelled deadly bush blazes. more
Research shows ramping up carbon capture could be key to mitigating climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
As the world gathers in Madrid to discuss how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change, a newly released study... more
Last remaining glaciers in the Pacific will soon melt away  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
The last remaining tropical glaciers between the Himalayas and the Andes will disappear in the next decade -- and possibly sooner -- due to climate change, a new... more
Ramping up carbon capture could be key to mitigating climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
As the world gathers in Madrid to discuss how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change, a newly released study makes the case that... more
Some forests crucial for climate change mitigation, biodiversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Researchers have identified forests in the western United States that should be preserved for their potential to mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration, as well as to enhance biodiversity. more
Megadroughts fueled Peruvian cloud forest activity  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
New research has found that strong and long-lasting droughts parched the usually moist Peruvian cloud forests, spurring farmers to colonize new cropland. Findings also included evidence that recovery from some climate change-related damage is possible. more
Community characteristics shape climate change discussions after extreme weather  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Political affiliations, the presence of local environmental organizations and prior local media coverage of climate change play a role in how a community reacts to an extreme weather event, according... more
New England fishermen losing jobs due to climate fluctuations  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
For decades the biggest threat to the industry has been overfishing, but it is no longer the only threat. According to new research, fluctuations in the climate have already cost... more
Have your health and eat meat too  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Barbecued, stir-fried or roasted, there's no doubt that Aussies love their meat. Consuming on average nearly 100 kilograms of meat per person per year, Australians are among the top meat consumers worldwide. But with... more
Last remaining glaciers in the Pacific will soon melt away  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The last remaining tropical glaciers between the Himalayas and the Andes will disappear in the next decade—and possibly sooner—due to climate change, a new study has found. more
New England fishermen losing jobs due to climate: study  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
New England has a proud tradition of commercial fishing. But will it survive as the planet warms? more
Groundbreaking technique could help predict a protein's interactions with other proteins  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Proteins are the building blocks of life and play a key role in all biological processes. Understanding how they interact with their environment is therefore vital... more
Acoustic focusing to amass microplastics in water  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Microplastics are receiving a lot of attention lately due to their difficulty in removal from the environment. Sieves and filtration are currently the predominant way to capture microplastics in water. However, this is impractical... more
Predicting a protein's behavior from its appearance  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Proteins are the building blocks of life and play a key role in all biological processes. Understanding how they interact with their environment is therefore vital to developing effective therapeutics and the foundation for... more
Researchers find some forests crucial for climate change mitigation, biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
A study by Oregon State University researchers has identified forests in the western United States that should be preserved for their potential to mitigate climate change through carbon... more
Large atmospheric waves in the jet stream present risk to global food production  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Researchers have discovered jet stream patterns that could affect up to a quarter of global food production. more
Tackling air pollution: Researchers present emissions inventory for Nepal  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Data on emission amounts and sources have an important role to play in shaping policy on climate protection and air quality. Now, scientists have presented the first high-resolution inventory to... more
Tackling air pollution: researchers present emissions inventory for Nepal  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Data on emission amounts and sources have an important role to play in shaping policy on climate protection and air quality. Now, scientists from the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies... more
Study: Favorable environments for large hail increasing across U.S.  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
A group of atmospheric scientists have uncovered an environmental footprint that could help explain why the cost of hailstorm damage is rapidly increasing in the United States. more
Community characteristics shape climate change discussions after extreme weather  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Political affiliations, the presence of local environmental organizations and prior local media coverage of climate change play a role in how a community reacts to an extreme weather event, an... more
Climate change and the threat to global breadbaskets  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Climate change is not just resulting in a steady increase in temperatures, but also in an increased frequency and severity of extreme climatic events, like droughts, heat waves, and floods. These extreme... more
Asian water towers are world's most important and most threatened  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Scientists from around the world have assessed the planet's 78 mountain glacier-based water systems. For the first time, they ranked them in order of their importance to adjacent... more
The Arctic atmosphere: A gathering place for dust?  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
The atmosphere of the central Arctic is polluted with fine dust from Siberia and North America. This was the result of a preliminary evaluation of the first lidar measurements carried out by... more
Green hydrogen: Research to enhance efficiency  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Laboratory experiments and a parabolic flight campaign have enabled an international team of researchers to gain new insights into water electrolysis, in which hydrogen is obtained from water by applying electric energy. Water electrolysis could play... more
Newly identified jet-stream pattern could imperil global food supplies, says study  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Scientists have identified systematic meanders in the globe-circling northern jet stream that have caused simultaneous crop-damaging heat waves in widely separated breadbasket regions-a previously unquantified threat... more
By leap of faith? How to regain trust in science and expertise  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Fake news? Post-truth? Populism? In the current environment of growing scepticism about political institutions and a dismissal of journalism and scientific facts, public trust... more
Preventing forest decline in Germany  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Summers in Central Europe are becoming hotter, summer rainfall less and droughts longer and more frequent. Climate change is altering weather patterns and having an impact on woodlands in the process. Where water supply is at present still... more
The suburbs can help cities in the fight against climate change  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
The edges of cities around the world are being devastated by fires and floods. It's drawing attention to suburban residents and the role they're playing in... more
HydroAtlas maps Earth's river and catchment systems to enhance understanding and protection  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Two friends from opposite ends of the Earth have created a world-first high spatial resolution atlas that maps the environmental characteristics of all the... more
How to design a forest fit to heal the planet  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Reforestation has enormous potential as a cheap and natural way of sucking heat-absorbing carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and restoring the degraded natural world, while supporting local... more
New biomass map to take stock of the world's carbon  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The first of a series of global maps aimed at quantifying change in carbon stored as biomass across the world's forests and shrublands has been released today by... more
New reentry CubeSat in orbit  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
ESA's latest space mission has reached orbit. The Qarman CubeSat flew to space aboard SpaceX's Dragon launched from Florida, U.S., on Thursday 5 December, ahead of a planned rendezvous with the International Space Station on Sunday 8 December.... more
Satellites key to '10 Insights in Climate Science' report  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
A new easy-to-read guide, '10 New Insights in Climate Science' has been presented to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, at the COP25 climate... more
Near Space Labs releases high-resolution imagery API  SPACE NEWS · 21 hours
Near Space Labs unveiled an application programming interface Dec. 9 offering access to high-resolution imagery captured by cameras on weather balloons. SpaceNews.com more
Beleaguered DR Congo rainforest attacked on all sides  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Lush rainforest covers millions of hectares of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a central part of Earth's natural defence against global warming—but it is under severe threat from a perfect storm of... more
Adventurers cross Arctic Ocean on skis despite thinning ice  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Two adventurers have successfully crossed the Arctic Ocean on skis after persevering through brutal conditions, briefly running out of food, and struggling to traverse thin ice caused by global warming,... more
Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of Borneo to study ancient and current climate conditions. She jetted... more
Detecting Solar Flares, More in Real Time  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Computers can learn to find solar flares and other events in vast streams of solar images and help NOAA forecasters issue timely... more
Nobel laureate: Face up to climate change, no escaping Earth (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An astronomer who shares this year's Nobel physics prize for discovering a planet outside the Earth's solar system is taking issue with people who shrug off... more
Built on sand: Dutch find unlikely ally against water  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Netherlands is deploying an unlikely ally as climate change intensifies the low-lying country's age-old fight against floods: more than 666,000 truckloads of sand to shore up a crucial dike. more
Island 'soundscapes' show potential for evaluating recovery of nesting seabirds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An important tool for monitoring seabird populations involves acoustic sensors deployed at nesting sites to record sounds over long periods of time. But analysis of the recordings to... more
Empowering mucosal healing with an engineered probiotic  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers developed a living material approach that uses a strain of genetically engineered E.coli Nissle bacteria as a locally acting probiotic. The engineered bacteria produce a network of nanofibers that directly binds to mucus... more
Dial-a-frog -- researchers develop the 'FrogPhone' to remotely call frogs in the wild  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have developed the 'FrogPhone', a novel device which allows scientists to call up a frog survey site and monitor them in... more
Closing critical gap in weather forecasting  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists working on the next frontier of weather forecasting are hoping that weather conditions 3-to-4 weeks out will soon be as readily available as seven-day forecasts. Having this type of weather information--called subseasonal forecasts--in the hands... more
Nobel science laureates stress urgency of addressing climate  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Three of this year's Nobel Prize laureates say addressing climate change is of great importance. more
Experiment closes critical gap in weather forecasting  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists working on the next frontier of weather forecasting are hoping that weather conditions 3-to-4 weeks out will soon be as readily available as seven-day forecasts. Having this type of weather information—called subseasonal forecasts—in... more
Fossil fuel groups 'destroying' climate talks: NGOs  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Oil and gas groups were accused Saturday of seeking to influence climate talks in Madrid by paying millions in sponsorship and sending dozens of lobbyists to delay what scientists say is a necessary and... more
Medical News Today: Wet and cold weather linked to increased cancer rates  MNT · 4 days
In the first study of its kind, researchers identify a surprising link between living in a cold, damp climate and increased rates of cancer. more
Huge waves and disease turn Marshall Islands into 'war zone,' health official says  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The level of alarm is already high in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, as the Pacific island nation struggles with rising... more
Genetic typing of a bacterium with biotechnological potential  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Pseudomonas putida is a bacterium occuring in soil, aquatic environments and plants. Although the virulence of Pseudomonas p.—the ability of the bacterium to infect its host and inflict a disease—is considered to... more
How saving the ozone layer in 1987 slowed global warming  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Montreal Protocol, an international agreement signed in 1987 to stop chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) destroying the ozone layer, now appears to be the first international treaty to successfully slow... more
Dial-a-frog: Researchers develop the 'FrogPhone' to remotely call frogs in the wild  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers have developed the 'FrogPhone', a novel device which allows scientists to call up a frog survey site and monitor them in the wild.... more
Kanazawa University researchers describe genetic typing of Pseudomonas putida  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Pseudomonas putida is a bacterium occuring in soil, aquatic environments and plants. Although the virulence of Pseudomonas p. -- the ability of the bacterium to infect its host and inflict... more
Reduced soil tilling helps both soils and yields  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Agriculture degrades over 24 million acres of fertile soil every year, raising concerns about meeting the rising global demand for food. But a simple farming practice born from the 1930's Dust Bowl... more
Astronomy fellowship demonstrates measures to dismantle bias, increase diversity in STEM  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In 2017, the Heising-Simons Foundation—a family foundation that works in climate and clean energy, science, education, and human rights—established the 51 Pegasi b Fellowship to support... more
National greenhouse gas reporting needs an overhaul: It's time to directly measure the atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
How much greenhouse gas is emitted by any individual country? With global emissions of carbon dioxide hitting a record of... more
Satellites key to '10 Insights in Climate Science' report  ESA · 4 days
A new easy-to-read guide, ‘10 New Insights in Climate Science’ has been presented to the United Nations Framework... more
Life of a foam  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A fine coffee froth does not last forever. The bubbles that make the milk light and creamy are eventually torn apart by the pull of gravity. But there is a place where foams have a more stable life—in the weightless... more
New biomass map to take stock of the world’s carbon  ESA · 4 days
The first of a series of global maps aimed at quantifying change in carbon stored as... more
New reentry CubeSat in orbit  ESA · 4 days
Image: ESA’s latest space mission has reached orbit. The Qarman CubeSat flew to space aboard SpaceX’s Dragon launched from Florida, USA, on Thursday 5 December, ahead... more
Research reveals past rapid Antarctic ice loss due to ocean warming  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
New research from the University of Otago has found the sensitive West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapsed during a warming period just over a million years ago... more
35-year data record charts sea-temperature change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Four trillion satellite measurements, taken over four decades from 1981 to 2018, have been merged to create a continuous global record that will help to understand the science behind Earth's climate. more
Understanding the impact of deep-sea mining  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Resting atop Thomas Peacock's desk is an ordinary-looking brown rock. Roughly the size of a potato, it has been at the center of decades of debate. Known as a polymetallic nodule, it spent 10 million years... more
Young people take to the streets for climate: Who are they?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Last year a 15-year old girl in pigtails decided to walk out of her classroom and sit on the steps of Sweden's parliament every Friday with... more
Weak Arctic ice sees 56 polar bears descend on Russian village  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
More than 50 polar bears have gathered on the edge of a village in Russia's far north, environmentalists and residents said, as weak Arctic ice leaves... more
Life of a foam  ESA · 4 days
A fine coffee froth does not last forever. The bubbles that make the milk light and creamy are eventually torn apart by the pull of gravity. But there... more
Study says warming world could devastate fisheries, reefs  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A study commissioned by 14 seafaring nations predicts that unchecked climate change could devastate fishery industries and coral reef tourism, causing hundreds of billions of dollars in losses by 2050. more
Parker Solar Probe: 'We're missing something fundamental about the sun'  nanowerk · 4 days
Our closest-ever look inside the sun's corona has unveiled an unexpectedly chaotic world that includes rogue plasma waves, flipping magnetic fields and distant solar winds under the thrall... more
Understanding the impact of deep-sea mining  MIT · 4 days
Mining materials from the sea floor could help secure a low-carbon future, but researchers are racing to understand the environmental effects. more
Dead birds forecast unexpected impact of climate change  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study published Wednesday in the journal Ecology Letters reports that its look at the physical data of thousands of dead American migratory birds collected off the busy streets of high-rise... more
As a way to fight climate change, not all soils are created equal  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Soil scientists offer a newly nuanced understanding of different soil organic matter components that can be increased through varied management strategies. more
Scientists Find Meteorite-Eating Microorganism  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
A species of archaea called Metallosphaera sedula is capable of growth on stony meteorites, utilizing metals trapped within these extraterrestrial objects as the sole energy source, according to... more
Offshore Wind May Help The Planet — But Will It Hurt Whales?  NPR · 5 days
New York has awarded two contracts for large offshore wind farms, with more anticipated. Researchers are surveying whales in the area to craft strategies... more
Outlook for the polar regions in a 2-degrees-warmer world  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
With 2019 on pace as one of the warmest years on record, a major new study reveals how rapidly the Arctic is warming and examines global consequences of continued polar... more
Bats may benefit from wildfire  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Bats face many threats -- from habitat loss and climate change to emerging diseases, such as white-nose syndrome. But it appears that wildfire is not among those threats. more
Electrical and optical control of single spins integrated in scalable semiconductor devices  Science Magazine · 5 days
Spin defects in silicon carbide have the advantage of exceptional electron spin coherence combined with a near-infrared spin-photon interface, all in a material amenable... more
Researchers successfully develop imaging technology of conjunctival goblet cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Goblet cells are epithelial cells that produce mucins and disperse tears which help the surface of eyes maintain the wet environment. Goblet cells are closely related to autoimmune disease including... more
Exposure to extreme environmental conditions can affect the human brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Members of a polar research expedition have provided researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development with an opportunity to study the... more
NASA analyzes Kammuri's heavy rainfall  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA provided analyses of Typhoon Kammuri's heavy rainfall on its track through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean using the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite. more
Can Arctic 'ice management' combat climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
According to a much-debated geo-engineering approach, both sea-ice retreat and global warming could be slowed by using millions of wind-powered pumps, drifting in the sea ice, to promote ice formation during the Arctic winter.... more
NASA tracking Tropical Storm 06A through Arabian Sea  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Arabian Sea and captured a visible image of Tropical Storm 06A, now renamed Tropical Storm Pawan. more
Carbon emissions from volcanic rocks can create global warming  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Greenhouse gas emissions released directly from the movement of volcanic rocks are capable of creating massive global warming effects -- a discovery which could transform the way scientists predict climate... more
Damaging rains from hurricanes more intense after winds begin to subside  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Howling wind drives torrential rain sideways as tall, slender palms bow and tree limbs snap. A hurricane approaches, its gale-force winds wreaking havoc as it nears... more
Can Arctic 'ice management' combat climate change?  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
According to a much-debated geo-engineering approach, both sea-ice retreat and global warming could be slowed by using millions of wind-powered pumps, drifting in the sea ice, to promote ice formation during the Arctic winter. more
Lake methane emissions should prompt rethink on climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Study sheds new light on the impact of natural methane production on global climate change assessments. more
California must act now to prepare for sea level rise, state lawmakers say  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A special committee of California lawmakers gathered Tuesday, for the first time in five years, to discuss sea level rise and what... more
At least 265 dead in floods, landslides as rains batter East Africa  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Two months of relentless rains have submergedvillages and farms and sent rivers of mud crashing into houses across East Africa, with at least 265... more
35-year data record charts sea-temperature change  ESA · 5 days
Four trillion satellite measurements, taken over four decades from 1981 to 2018, have been merged to create a continuous global record that will help... more
New 35-year satellite data record charts sea-temperature change  ESA · 5 days
Four trillion satellite measurements, taken over four decades from 1981 to 2018, have been merged to create a continuous global... more
Warm-sector heavy rainfall in China: Studies and challenges  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Warm-sector heavy rainfall (WSHR) is a type of rainstorm proposed by Chinese meteorologists that had been found to only occur in South China. However, WSHR has also been found in other regions... more
First 'lab in a field' experiment reveals a sunnier side of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Pioneering experiments using heated field plots to test the responses of crops to temperature have revealed an unexpected plus side of climate... more
Wildfire may benefit forest bats: study  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Bats face many threats—from habitat loss and climate change to emerging diseases, such as white-nose syndrome. But it appears that wildfire is not among those threats, suggests a study from the University of California, Davis, published... more
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